I used to think that vestments should be clothes without any iconography, I also used to believe that we should carry our cross rather than wear it round our neck.
I remember an elderly nun telling about washing the dead body of a saintly old priest when she was a novice, the only priest she seen naked, he had the Crucifixion tattooed across his back, scarred with marks of his own penance. She said she believed for ages that all priests were literally marked with the Cross before ordination.
Now, I think that all vestments should bear the cross, a priests vocation is to carry the crucified on his back*. I also think it is a good and holy thing to wear the image of the crucified next to one's heart.
*One of my servers suggested, when I said this, that possible Christ was carrying me on his back.